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admin on February 15th, 2011

After a long dormancy I’m set to revive this blog.  In the interim I walked across the country along the American Discovery Trail, speaking about the abundance of kindness, virtues of community and issues of humanity.  I also observed and reported on kindness, community and humanity.  I continued to do so on a separate blog […]

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admin on August 6th, 2010

This site will start building off of the “Pop’s Letters” series to portray other middle class lives in personal accounts and poetry.  Please contact me at kirk(dot)sinclair(at)middleclassforum(dot)com if you would like to share your own middle class experiences or if, like me, you have material from a relative and you want to use this forum […]

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admin on August 24th, 2010

I originally was going to call the new book I wrote Restoring Balance, intended as a much shorter, inspirational sequel to Systems out of Balance.  However, the marketing coaching I’ve been receiving nixed that pretty early and emphatically.  After a bit of market testing the new title is The Five Forgotten Truths, with a subtitle […]

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admin on May 21st, 2010

World peace is possible, but civilization gets in the way.  For a long time we have been misinformed that human nature is a problem and civilization an answer to that problem.  In reality there are serious problems caused specifically by civilizations, such as paternalism and anonymity, which require ordinary people to remedy.  A better understanding […]

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admin on May 14th, 2010

“I present a guide for restoring social balance, along with a hope for world peace.  For a long time paternal authorities such as governments, corporations and religious leaders have told us that human nature is a problem and civilization an answer to that problem.  This misinformation causes imbalance in our lives and the world.  There […]

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admin on March 11th, 2010

The working title for the next book I am working on is called Restoring Balance.  My first book, Systems out of Balance, was a referential guide for how our social systems work and how misinformation affects that.  Restoring Balance will be more of an inspirational guide and much shorter in length.  I will post chapters […]

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admin on January 8th, 2010

A previous series on The Middle Class Forum was titled “Are We Naturally Bad?”  In that series and others I present evidence that we are not inherently bad, rather, we are inherently an altruistic species operating in systems that make us bad.  This does not mean we were all born angels.  We were all born […]

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admin on July 15th, 2009

WHDD (91.9 FM), a community radio station in Sharon, CT, interviewed me yesterday. I’ve linked to the interview here.

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Systems out of Balance will be published soon.  Surrounding this event I post excerpts from the closing essay, “Restoring Balance,” on a regular basis. “Our Natural Condition These essays first explored the economic pursuit of happiness and then peeled back layers to arrive at our cultural quality of life.  Laissez faire economists advocate that such […]

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admin on February 2nd, 2009

There’s an article in the recent Scientific American speculating on how humans will contine to evolve.  The three options proposed by the article are: 1.  Gradually, if hardly at all, because of the global homogenization of the species. 2.  The evolution of different species, such as might occur with space travel. 3.  Coevolution and dependency […]

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